Techcrunch – Earlier today, a Reuters report added more fuel to a particularly nitpicky fire — according to its typically unnamed sources, Apple’s new iPhone indeed sports a smaller, 19 pin dock connector instead of the 30 pin relic the company’s iDevices have clung to for years.
The news itself isn’t particularly shocking — our own John Biggs locked down the 19-pin number last month — but now a new report from iMore points to an even less surprising development. The Cupertino company is allegedly working on a dock connector adapter to keep those iDevice accessories from becoming completely obsolete, or so the story from iMore’s supply chain sources go.
Yeah, There’s literally no way that Apple would risk pissing off longtime iDevice owners by making their scores of old accessories useless in one fell swoop. Sadly, that’s all iMore was able to confirm. At this point, there’s still no word on whether or not such an adapter will find its way inside the new iPhone’s box, nor how much it will cost customers to purchase it separately.
I recently applied the “upgrade” on my iPod Touch to ver. 5.1.1. Immediately I noticed apps disappearing, podcasts not transferring, and other oddities. Then I plugged the iPod into my $300.00 Sony docking station that has been working beautifully for over a year (see pic). Even though the dock will charge my iPod, it will no longer play through the speakers, and of course the remote control has become virtually useless. I suppose I will have to Jailbreak my iPod, but ya know, I would rather that the device Just Worked.
Beware of update 5.1.1 see this: